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Pope Francis, the shrewd operator

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And this is what has come up. I'm Phil Pillella at the Vatican and I've been talking to people close to the Pope.>>
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> A couple weeks ago Pope Francis announced that he was appointing 17 men to be Cardinals of the church. Cardinal's are one of the most prestigious, the most prestigious in the Vatican short of the Pope.
00:00:41
Well, he didn't tell anybody that he was going to be doing this. We all knew he was considering it, but he didn't tell anybody. He didn't tell the 17 involved and he didn't tell many people inside the Vatican's itself until he made the announcement. He likes to surprise people.
00:00:57
He has two secretaries, but both of them just work part time, and they're never actually with him in public, he wants no filters between him and the outside world. This is a marked contrast to the way his predecessors used their secretaries. They had secretaries who were with them nearly 24 hours a day.
00:01:15
And those secretaries became the kind of gatekeeper to get to the Pope, where the Pope doesn't want any gatekeepers, and he just wants to have some direct contact. He doesn't want anybody, except himself, to be indispensable inside the Vatican.>>